Official Nominees for the Tony Awards 2016

As June quickly approaches, musical theater fans all around the world are buzzing for the live showing of the 2016 Tony Awards; an award show dedicated to the hard-work and talent of playwrights, actors, composers, directors, and so many more.

Here are the official nominees:

Best Play

1. Eclipsed by Danai Gurira

2. The Father by Florian Zeller

3. The Humans by Stephen Karam

4. King Charles III by Mike Bartlett

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Eclipsed

Best Musical

  1. Bright Star – A New Musical
  2. Hamilton: An American Musical
  3. School of Rock – The Musical 
  4. Shuffle Along, or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
  5. Waitress

Best Revival of a Play

  1. Arthur Miller’s The Crucible
  2. Arthur Miller’s A View From the Bridge
  3. Blackbird
  4. Long Day’s Journey into Night
  5. Noises Off

Best Revival of a Musical

  1. The Color Purple
  2. Fiddler on the Roof
  3. She Loves Me
  4. Spring Awakening
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The Color Purple

Best Book of a Musical

  1. Steve Martin for Bright Star
  2. Lin-Manuel Miranda for Hamilton
  3. Julian Fellowes for School of Rock – The Musical
  4. George C. Wolfe for Shuffle Along, or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed

 

Best Original Score Written For the Theater 

  1. Bright Star – Music by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell. Lyrics by Edie Brickell
  2. Hamilton – Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda
  3. School of Rock – The Musical – Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Lyrics by Glenn Slater
  4. Waitress – Music and Lyrics by Sara Bareilles

 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play

  1. Gabriel Byrne for Long Day’s Journey Into Night
  2. Jeff Daniels for Blackbird
  3. Frank Langella for The Father
  4. Tim Pigott-Smith for King Charles III
  5. Mark Strong for A View from the Bridge

 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play

  1. Jessica Lange for A Long Day’s Journey Into Night
  2. Laurie Metcalf for Misery
  3. Lupita Nyong’o for Eclipsed
  4. Sophie Okonedo for The Crucible
  5. Michelle Williams for Blackbird
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A Long Day’s Journey into Night

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical

  1. Alex Brightman for School of Rock – The Musical
  2. Danny Burstein for Fiddler on the Roof
  3. Zachary Levi for She Loves Me
  4. Lin-Manuel Miranda for Hamilton
  5. Leslie Odom, Jr. for Hamilton

 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical

  1. Laura Benanti for She Loves Me
  2. Carmen Cusack for Bright Star
  3. Cynthia Erivo for The Color Purple
  4. Jessie Mueller for Waitress
  5. Phillipa Soo for Hamilton

 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play

  1. Reed Birney for The Humans
  2. Bill Camp for The Crucible
  3. David Furr for Noises Off
  4. Richard Goulding for King Charles III
  5. Michael Shannon for Long Day’s Journey Into Night

 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play

  1. Pascale Armand for Eclipsed
  2. Megan Hilty for Noises Off
  3. Jayne Houdyshell for The Humans
  4. Andrea Martin for Noises Off
  5. Saycon Sengbloh for Eclipsed
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Noises Off

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical

  1. Daveed Diggs for Hamilton
  2. Brandon Victor Dixon for Shuffle Along, or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
  3. Christopher Fitzgerald for Waitress
  4. Jonathan Groff for Hamilton
  5. Christopher Jackson for Hamilton

 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical

  1. Danielle Brooks for The Color Purple
  2. Renee Elise Goldsberry for Hamilton
  3. Jane Krakowski for She Loves Me
  4. Jennifer Simard for Disaster!
  5. Adrienne Warren for Shuffle Along, or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed

 

Best Scenic Design of a Play

  1. Beowulf Boritt for Therese Raquin
  2. Christopher Oram for Hughie
  3. Jan Versweyveld for A View from the Bridge
  4. David Zinn for The Humans

 

Best Scenic Design of a Musical

  1. Es Devlin and Finn Ross for American Psycho
  2. David Korins for Hamilton
  3. Santo Loquasto for Shuffle Along, or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
  4. David Rockwell for She Loves Me
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Hamilton

Best Costume Design of a Play

  1. Jane Greenwood for Long Day’s Journey Into Night
  2. Michael Krass for Noises Off
  3. Clint Ramos for Eclipsed
  4. Tom Scutt for King Charles III

 

Best Costume Design of a Musical

  1. Gregg Barnes for Tuck Everlasting
  2. Jeff Mahshie for She Loves Me
  3. Ann Roth for Shuffle Along, or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
  4. Paul Tazewell for Hamilton

 

Best Lighting Design of a Play

  1. Natasha Katz for Long Day’s Journey Into Night
  2. Justin Townshend for The Humans
  3. Jan Versweyveld for The Crucible
  4. Jan Versweyveld for A View from the Bridge

 

Best Lighting Design of a Musical

  1. Howell Binkley for Hamilton
  2. Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer for Shuffle Along, or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
  3. Ben Stanton for Spring Awakening
  4. Justin Townsend for American Psycho
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Spring Awakening

Best Direction of a Play

  1. Rupert Goold for King Charles III
  2. Jonathan Kent for Long Day’s Journey Into Night
  3. Joe Mantello for The Humans
  4. Liesl Tommy for Eclipsed
  5. Ivo Van Hove for A View from the Bridge

 

Best Direction of a Musical

  1. Michael Arden for Spring Awakening
  2. John Doyle for The Color Purple
  3. Scott Ellis for She Loves Me
  4. Thomas Kail for Hamilton
  5. George C. Wolfe for Shuffle Along, or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed

 

Best Choreography

  1. Andy Blankenbuehlr for Hamilton
  2. Savion Glover for Shuffle Along, or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
  3. Hofesh Shechter for Fiddler on the Roof
  4. Randy Skinner for Dames at Sea
  5. Sergio Trujillo for On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan

 

Best Orchestration

  1. August Eriksmoen for Bright Star
  2. Larry Hochman for She Loves Me
  3. Alex Lacamoire for Hamilton
  4. Daryl Waters for Shuffle Along, or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
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Bright Star

Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theater

  1. Sheldon Harnick
  2. Marshall W. Mason

 

Special Tony Award

  1. National Endowment for the Arts
  2. Miles Wilkin

 

Regional Theater Tony Award

  1. Paper Mill Playhouse Millburn, NJ

 

Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award

  1. Brian Stokes Mitchell

 

Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theater

  1. Seth Gelblum
  2. Joan Lader
  3. Sally Ann Parsons
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She Loves Me

For more information on the nominees, go to this link to get descriptions and backgrounds. Watch the Tony Awards live on Sunday June 12 at 8/7 c on CBS!

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